Chapter Leader Weekly Update, September 8th, 2017

This Week’s Focus

Start the year off on the right foot

Welcome back to another school year! It’s important to start the school year off with the basic elements in place to ensure that your members have a voice in your school community and that you … Read More

Chapter Leader Weekly Update, June 23rd, 2017

This Week’s Focus

Nominate your school or a UFT member for a #PublicSchoolProud award

When U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos condemned public schools as “failing,” school communities across the city united in a campaign to show her the incredible teaching and learning that takes place every day in our … Read More

UFT Members Resort to Emailing HELP@UFTSOLIDARITY.ORG

Approximately a year ago, we created help@uftsolidarity.org. An email sent to that address is forwarded to over a dozen UFT Solidarity members. Read More

Chapter Leader Weekly Update, June 16th

This Week’s Focus

Apply for the UFT Chapter Advocate Program

Chapter leaders who would like extra support building their school chapters may apply to the UFT Chapter Advocate Program. A chapter advocate works in collaboration with your district rep to support you and your members in creating … Read More

A Handbook for DOE Staff Rated Under Old S/U System

It’s that time of year. No, not just summer vacation, but many will get their rating sheets. You may or may not be … Read More

Chapter Leader Weekly Update, June 2nd 2017

This Week’s Focus

Share a short clip of your school’s graduation

As Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pushes school vouchers as an alternative to “failing” public schools, it’s time to remind the public that New York City public schools have a record-high graduation rate. That’s why we are … Read More

Chapter Leader Update, May 26th 2017

This Week’s Focus

Send a letter to DeVos protesting her cruel education budget

The Trump-DeVos budget unveiled on May 23 is cruel to children and catastrophic to public schools. The Trump-DeVos budget slashes federal spending for teacher development, after-school enrichment, class-size reduction and career and technical education, … Read More

UFT Solidarity General Meeting Friday June 2nd

Solidarity continues to provided specific individualized support for members and schools. Our help@uftsolidarity.org email address has received over 240 emails from members since last year, in addition to many social media messages and calls. Why us when there’s a union paid by our dues? That’s what we want to … Read More

US Department of Labor to Investigate UFT Unity Election Practices

A year later, after jumping through hoops, and having nearly 16 alleged election violations dismissed by the UFT and AFT, the US Department of Labor has opened their own investigation. Read More

Report NYC DOE Substitute Teacher Abuse

UFT Solidarity members have heard, and witnessed, that some schools take away preps from substitute teachers. Substitutes are some of the most venerable members with … Read More